The Cal-Neva casino is getting a makeover and will be closed for a year. The Huffington Post reports on Sept. 8 that the casino was owned by Frank Sinatra. The casino and hotel will be going through a major renovation worth millions.
Frank Sinatra’s former casino will close while renovations are being made, but Robert Radovan states he hopes it will reopen in Dec. 2014. The new owners would like the grand reopening to coincide with Frank Sinatra’s 99th birthday.
The Cal-Neva casino includes a 219-room hotel and is located on the border between California and Nevada. The new owners want to restore it back to the Frank Sinatra glory days by going through a makeover worth millions. The hotel will be upgraded, equipment will be modernized and rooms will be improved.
The casino’s history includes former guests Marilyn Monroe and Dean Martin, but the new owners state that nostalgia will not be enough to save Cal-Neva. In 2010, the casino closed because of falling revenues and increasing competition. Although the connection to Frank Sinatra attracts visitors, this is not enough to keep the business open. “It has such great soul and character, and it’s needed this redo for many decades,” said Robert Radovan. The Cal-Neva will reopen in a year, and the owners hope it will become a popular five-star destination.